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Do lupus and hypothyroidism have any correlation?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Yes: Both can have an autoimmune basis.
Dr. Alan Cohen
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Autoimmune Disorder: Yes, definitely. Both are autoimmune disorders, with abnormal antibodies that attack the body's healthy tissue, instead of attacking abnormal cells or invaders. Many pts acquire multiple autoimmune conditions with the delineation of one to another fuzzy? Thyroiditis pts often have lupus- like labs and arthritis symptoms, and thyroid abnormalities , incl. Hashimoto's thyroiditis co-occur w/sle.

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